Introducing the Hero Arts Global Team!
Today we are absolutely thrilled to add a new team to the Hero family! Introducing the Hero Arts Global Team - a group of incredibly talented stampers who will be sharing the love of Hero Arts from around the globe! They will be working with our releases each month. Read below to learn a little more about them, and make sure to follow them! So without any further delay, let's meet the team!
From The Philippines... Anna Mahtani
Hi, I'm Anna from Manila, Philippines. I'm a mother of three teenage girls and wife to a very supportive husband. I've been an avid papercrafter for as long as I can remember - scrapbooking, origami, decoupage, papier mache. Around five years ago, I got into cardmaking and haven't looked back since. When I'm not crafting, I work for my family resort business as Managing Director. My love for all things Hero Arts began with a wood mounted rubber stamp given to me by a friend several years ago. I'm looking forward to creating and inspiring you all with my projects using wonderful Hero Arts products!
From Germany... Daniel Diaz
Hi, my name is Daniel, I am 33 years old and I am from Cologne, Germany. I was born in Germany, but my family is from Spain (a small village close to Madrid). For a year now I have been passionate about scrapbooking and card design. I found my love for crafting two years ago during a job interview. During my interview, the lady talked about scrapbooking and card making, which caught my attention. The rest is history. Now, I can’t stop doing crafty things. I also love traveling and meeting new people. My other passion is my small hotel here in Germany. I love having people around and treating them well.
From Spain... Erica A-B
I’m Erica, and I’m a self-confessed craft-a-holic. I’ve always been creative in one way or another, for as long as I can remember. Sewing, wood working, metal working, painting, stitching and embroidery etc etc. The list goes on. My biggest love, however, is card making, and it has been for years now. I started with a Christmas card kit some 14+ years ago and it was a slippery slope from there on. I love colouring and seeing projects come to life in front of me, it speaks to my soul on a deep level. If I didn’t have a crafty outlet, I’m 100% sure I’d go nuts. Or nuttier as some people would say...
From Canada... Ilda Dias
Hello I'm Ilda, the person behind I Love Doing All Things Crafty, which incorporates the letters of my name. Born in Portugal, raised in Canada. All my life I have loved to craft. In 2016, I was introduced to stamping and have been hooked ever since. I love CAS cards but somehow mine usually end up busy but beautiful I think ;) I love anything paper-related. Prior to cardmaking, my paper crafting was designing mostly 3D paper pieces using the Silhouette. Besides cardmaking now, my interests include photography, painting, cake decorating, DIY crafts, and well anything crafty really. I also am a wife to a very patient and loving man, mother of two high schoolers, and a Maltipoo puppy. I have been an Oncology Nurse for over 23 years, love my job but it doesn't satisfy my inner creativity. Hopefully, my work inspires you as many of YOU inspire me :)
From the UK... Jen Kray
Hello everyone, my name is Jen Kray but my nickname is kittenmoose. I was born and raised in California (with a small stint in Oregon) and as I'm half British, half American, I moved to the UK to attend University and fell in love with the country. A few years back we upped sticks and moved from the big city to a sleepy fishing village in the countryside of Cornwall, England. I've also traded in a hectic profession of procurement contracts and negotiations for paper, pencils, stamps and watercolors. What joy there is to be a part of this creative papercrafting community! I love all papercrafts, but my heart belongs to stamping and coloring! If I can color it, stamp it, glue it or die cut it, I'm in! Thanks and happy crafting!
From the UK... Lisa Tilson
Hello everyone! I am Lisa Tilson and I blog over at My Card Trip. I live in the beautiful county of Somerset in England. The City of Bath is just under an hour away and I consider myself very lucky to live in such a beautiful and historic part of the country. I live with my partner Paul whom I have spent the last 20 years of my life with. I discovered cardmaking about ten or so years ago when I was looking for a hobby to fill some time. I started with a card kit that I bought in a department store, and then began going to craft fairs and buying cardmaking magazines. About 3 or 4 years in, I discovered Kristina Werner and then Jennifer McGuire and never really looked back after that! I was honoured to be a guest on Jennifer's YouTube channel a few years ago (a highlight for sure!). My style is sometimes quite clean and simple but I have been known on many occasions to cover my cards completely with lots of colour and I never mind getting my hands a little dirty in the process. I love to learn new techniques so take classes when I can, and let’s face it, it’s just another excuse to buy all the things isn't it?! I was thrilled to be asked to join the Hero Arts Global Team and I really look forward to sharing my projects with you.
From Australia... Michelle Lupton
Hello from Australia! My name is Michelle Lupton, and I have been a crafter for a long time - after trying out lots of different crafts (such as folk painting, long stitch, jewelry making, sewing soft toys, and calligraphy), card making stuck. I was a science teacher in a former life, and my first stamps were "good work" stamps to stamp onto students' work. I still own my first Hero Arts stamp! I have blogged about my cards since 2011, shortly after which I discovered the wonderful worldwide community of stampers and card-makers out there! My style has evolved over the years, but right now, I love stamping, along with rainbows, watercolouring, flowers, stencils, and the colour blue (and the oxford comma – certified nerd, right here). I’m a CAS card-maker at heart, with not-so-occasional forays into not-so-clean and definitely-not-simple.
From Canada... Sandi MacIver
Hi I'm Sandi MacIver and I am "almost" speechless at being invited to join the Hero Arts Team. I have been stamping for over 30 years and Hero Arts was the very first stamp I purchased along with their beautiful embossing powder to make my Christmas cards that year. WOW. Talk about full circle. I don't have a set card making style. I really like to just mess with ink and paper and let my mood take me. Some days, it's clean and simple, other days, I use all the colors and tools, sometimes on one card, haha. I do have a love of florals but I'm very inclusive of all the stamps, LOL! I have been a paper crafting blogger and YouTuber for 14 years and I just love sharing my craft with others. I hope you will follow me as I dive into all things Hero Arts.
The team will begin sharing with the upcoming November release, so watch for their projects in the months to come. And a big THANK YOU to these amazing humans for accepting their positions on our new team. We're so excited!